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    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    Trend: Pay-as-you-Please Annual Subscription

    Proving themselves to be in touch with the latest in the music industry, PASTE (an entertainment publication for progressive thinkers) has launched a “pay as you please” initiative for subscription.
    For a limited time, new subscribers and old readers (US only) can pay what they think right for an 11-issue, annual subscription, starting from $1 to beyond the standard price ($19.95) of a normal subscription.
    Anyone paying more than the standard price will be thanked in print, their names published in a future issue of PASTE.
    PASTE hopes to attract new readers and make them regular subscribers, the theory being that they will stay for the content after coming in for a cheap price. They also note that this unconventional offer will give them insight into just how much their regular readers think the magazine is worth.

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